B-12 only when anemic?

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Irishmom4
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   Posted 5/21/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you only prescribed B-12 injections if you are anemic? My blood work never shows that I am anemic, but I always feel run down, especially since my bowel resection surgery about 3 years ago.  I have still have D at times, but nothing I'm not used to.
 
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney diease in 1996
I was in remission for 16 years, Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
 
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
No, not me, I was told to supplement with B12 indefinitely in order to keep my levels at bay. B12 aids with nerve damage and if your levels fall too low then that can cause permanant nerve damage if it's not rectified in time.  Iron aids with enemia more so than B12.

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Wolfie40
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   Posted 5/22/2009 4:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I too was told after resection that I will need B-12 for the rest of my life.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

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   Posted 5/22/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
No I take B12 shots because I had my TI removed in a resection. You should look into the sublingual B12. They work well for most. Good luck!
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crohnielass
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   Posted 5/22/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i just begged my doc to have them as i felt i had no energy  had resections done in jan have the shot every 3 months Bevx

Bammer
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   Posted 5/22/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
How much B12 are we talking about in an injection? I just had a resection and nobody told me this yet although I see My GI in June. Wonder if it makes a difference if you have lost some small bowel or colon?
I am not fatigued and have been getting bloodwork done every month.
I do get some B12 from vitamins but will check this out at my next doctor's visit.
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


yellowfin43
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   Posted 5/22/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Bammer, I was told that our bodies store nearly a 5 years supply of b-12. I didn't start my b-12 injections till about 4 years after my colectomy. Now I give myself a shot every month.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 8 months ago. Now on Remicade, B-12 injections and iron. Feeling much better!
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Bammer
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   Posted 5/22/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you have your blood tested for B12? I just looked back at some of my bloodwork and one test last year shows Vitamin B12 Result: 356   Reference Range: 155-800. Recent tests don't show B12. Just found this interesting.

55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/22/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I do a b-12 shot everyday. But I am chronically low.
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Irishmom4
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   Posted 5/22/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
So when they do your bloodwork they test you for B-12 levels? Does B-12 come in capsule form that I could try over the counter?
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney diease in 1996
I was in remission for 16 years, Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
 
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.


sjkly
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   Posted 5/22/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
B-12 is very poorly absorbed when swallowed. It does come in a sublingual form (disolve it under your tongue) and yes you can buy it over the counter.
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